m. 26 Mar 1857
Facts and Events
Lavina was buried in Kennedy Cemetery, Clarke Co., MS, which has since been destroyed by a timber company.
Lavina first married Bursitan Alexander Moss (Born 5 Jan 1837) on 26 Mar 1857. He was killed in the Civil War near Chattanooga. They had two children:
Lavina married James Alexander Mcgrew on 4 Aug 1867, and they had six children. Viney was a midwife and a self-taught nurse who would go anywhere, any time the sick needed her. She rode a horse astride and was not "afraid of the devil himself." Her husband objected to her "comings and goings" so he took all of the unmarried children except for the two youngest sons and moved out in 1886. Lavina became ill with cancer of the uterus and was bedridden for nearly a year. She taught her young sons, 7 and 11, how to cook, spin thread, knit and keep house before she died.
Source: The Mcgrews Grew, by Everette McGrew